Lawrence Kempel

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Langdon, for Lawrence Kempel, 75, of Wales, who passed away Thursday, April 5, 2018, at his home in Wales.

Posted 4/12/18

Lawrence Michael was born August 2, 1942, to Michael and Sigrid (Walter) Kempel in Langdon. He grew up and attended school in Wales. He worked construction for Kram Construction for many years. He also enjoyed mowing all around Wales including the church and cemetery areas. He loved feeding the birds and his dogs. He enjoyed playing and watching sports.  He was a Dodger and Packers fan and also supported the Wales Bluejays and Langdon Cardinals. He loved music and was an excellent guitar player and singer. He was gifted with a great ear but had no formal music training. He could hear music and then just play it. He would often play all kinds of music for people at the bars in Wales. He also gave guitar lessons. HE was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Wales.

He is survived by brothers: Ken (Pat) of Starkweather, Harold (Carol) of Langdon, Daryl (Linda) of Langdon; brother-in-law Loren Klemke; aunt Ida Mae Kempel; uncle Moritz Jonasson and 19 nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Arlene Klemke, brother Vernon, grandparents Walter and Anna Kempel and Hannes and Lena Walter, and two nephews: Todd and Chad.

Brooks Funeral Home of Langdon is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at

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